Ray Rice: A bad act, but a good man [Letter]

September 11, 2014

I am not surprised by the Ravens and the NFL's reaction to the tape of Ray Rice punching his fiancée into unconsciousness ("Ravens release Ray Rice after new video surfaces," Sept. 8).

After all, you reap what you sow. However, I think it is only fair to remember that Mr. Rice contributed untold time and money to improve the lives of many residents of Baltimore through his numerous charitable activities.

In particular, he seemed to have a special affinity for youngsters, and his passion for making their lives more positive and productive should not be lost in the current tsunami of criticism he is undergoing.

Mr. Rice did a bad thing, but he most certainly is not an evil person. I hope that he and his wife will be able to ride out the storm and have a long and happy life together. After all, life is so much more than football.

Marc Raim, Baltimore

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